Friday, November 15, 2013

A Month @ City Coffeehouse

If you have been to City Coffeehouse in Allen Park you may have noticed a smattering of drawings on the wall. Well, that would be my fault. For the month of November I am gracing the walls of City Coffeehouse with my bad excuse to be an artist.  So don’t go there to see what I’ve done. Go there for the funky atmosphere and delicious hot chocolate salted caramel drinks.

And whatever you do, don’t visit City Coffeehouse Nov 23rd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, for I will actually be there with a table set-up display and trading greens for books I have worked on and art prints. 

Ok.  You have been warned and I can’t take responsibly for what you may see.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

OVIBE Response

The night of OVIBE I came home shaking due to espressos and adrenalin from the art competition,( I get nervous easily) which means it was a great time!

I’m not much for painting on the spot so I relied on my drawing ability for this one. It’s also less messy as I tend to get paint everywhere when I work. Below you can find what I came up with in 2 hrs.

This was my first on the spot art competition so as soon as I knew this was going to happen I began to think up strategies. A theme was going to be chosen at random so it could have been anything. My back up plan was if all else fails I will draw an old man out at sea. That seems symbolic to most things. Longing, faith, truth; you can find all of this looking at a picture of an old man at sea. 

The theme turned out to be “sudden change.” So an old man being flipped over in a boat: Brilliant right? My system worked!  But I felt more like drawing little girls and not old men so the drawing developed into what you see. A girl on her island reading a book drinking tea with her dog; it’s her little world. Then all of a sudden this crazy lion fish thing flips her world over. That’s a sudden change.

However I did not win. The winner was a painting of the ground splitting with a torso-less women standing over the giant crack. You first see the ground opening up then you look up and see some legs but then, bam! No torso. That’s a sudden change. Can’t beat that.

All the projects were cleaver and nothing I could have come up with. You can go to this link to find picture of what happened that night and some of the other art works. Link!

The poetry was also excellent.  The use of words was marvelous and presentation was superb. And I got to listen to it the whole time I worked. It was just so great; I gotta get back into that environment.

There was also a dancer, yeah, you can imagine, totally cool.

So that was my Friday. It was good.
The great photos of OVBIE were taken by Matt Campbell and he was gracious to allow me to use them.
 You can find more of his work at M.Campbell Photography on face book. Check it out!
(click images to enlarge)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Entire Zombie Bird

Detroit Fanfare was a blast!!!

Thanks for everyone who came by and all the new people I met!

As promised the entire Zombie bird picture! Of course prints are available and if you would like to pick something up my work will be on display at City Coffee House (located in  Allen Park, 6623 Allen Rd) for the month of November. I will personally be there on November 23rd with comics and prints and buttons from 1pm-4pm.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Zombie Zoo

 Looking forward to Detroit Fanfare this weekend! I anticipate it to be a learning experience hohoho! But also I did a fun piece for the “Zelda’s Zombie Zoo” comic that is going to be sold at Detroit Fanfare. My animal to draw was parrot. I am not really one for zombies and all their insides being on the outside but I think my parrots came out rather cute. Here is a little preview of the piece. Full image will be revealed after Fanfare.

Here is a link to learn more about the zombie zoo comic and the people whose art will be in it:Zelda's Zombie Zoo info

I think of all the animals the zombie elephant would be the most terrifying. Giant walking mass of dead flesh, not my thing.  What zombie animal would ruin your day?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

So I am just on the verge of finsihing up a personal project. It is "Old man, Dog and the Ocean"
It's a 24 page comic packed full of an old man and a dog and is full of action and naps!
 I don't think I will tell you what it is about just yet.
But here are some of the drawings form the comic for now.